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Genetic Testing

ENGINEERING A HEALTHIER YOU

Like the structure of a building, your DNA builds who you are. Just as it’s possible to remodel a building to make it stronger and sturdier, it’s also possible to influence your genetic code to make you healthier, stronger, and better. At Agenixs, we have a variety of therapies that do just that.

The innovative field of epigenetics — which literally means “ above” or “ on top of” genetics — has proven that is possible to reengineer the way many of your important genes are expressed. In fact, hundreds of common conditions are influenced by properly regulating your genetic expression, including fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, depression, thyroid disease, diabetes, arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.

The process

First, we analyze your DNA through a sample of your saliva, which gives us your personal genetic blueprint. We then utilize our highly advanced software program to evaluate your DNA and what this blueprint means for you.

These results provide a powerful treatment tool, decoding your genetic strengths and weaknesses and giving us an amazing ability to personalize your treatment. For example, if you are genetically more predisposed to prostate cancer or heart disease, we will be aggressive in testing and treating those conditions. We customize your therapy based on your DNA, keeping you in long-term optimal health.

Understanding your genes

Maybe you always assumed you were like your dad. Through genetic analysis, we can now tell exactly how much you are like your mom and dad, and what that means for your health and your future.

You inherit specific SNPs (Single nucleotide polymorphisms) — or gene segments — from your parents. SNPs influence a variety of traits such as appearance, disease susceptibility, response to drugs, and the way you utilize and metabolize specific nutrients. Understanding what SNPs you carry is an important step in understanding your body’s innate strengths and weaknesses. For many of the undesirable SNPs, we have the ability to influence the way your metabolism functions by prescribing specific therapies that will correct the process.

When we understand your genetic code and the defects that are inherent within it, we can give you supplementation that makes unwanted symptoms disappear forever.

For Men

Testosterone Therapy

Men need testosterone to live well—not just for optimal mental and physical health, but to prevent chronic illnesses. With years of experience evaluating and treating low T, Dr. Savage customizes each treatment, using testosterone pellets or injections to optimize effective and safe improvements in health, energy, stamina, sex drive, and performance.

Testosterone Pellets

Testosterone pellets are the only method of testosterone therapy that delivers consistent, physiologic levels of testosterone, thus avoiding fluctuations in hormone levels—and in mood and energy—that can be caused by other methods of delivery. Lasting from four to six months, pellets are the most effective, safest, and convenient form of testosterone replacement.

How Pellets Work
Each Tic-Tac-sized pellet contains crystalline testosterone. During a brief and painless in-office procedure, pellets are implanted under the skin in the upper buttock area. The incision is so small it can be closed with a piece of tape. Once implanted, the pellets deliver a stable, steady dose of testosterone.

Proven Results
Studies show that pellets are the superior form of testosterone replacement therapy in increasing lean body mass—muscle strength and bone density—and decreasing fat mass; and in improving libido, sexual response, and performance. Proven benefits include increased strength, coordination and physical performance, and improvement in concentration and memory. The change starts within days. There is more data to support the use of pellets than any other method of testosterone therapy.

Injections

Injected into the thigh, glute, or deltoid muscles, testosterone is absorbed directly into the bloodstream. One advantage of injections is flexibility—dosages can be changed with each injection, if necessary, to achieve optimal concentrations. Administered weekly, biweekly, or bi-monthly, testosterone injections can boost energy, sex drive, and quality of erections; increase lean muscle mass; decrease body fat; boost memory and concentration; and relieve anxiety and depression.

Testosterone Therapy: Safe and Effective

What You Should Know
  • Low testosterone is a well-established medical condition that negatively affects male sexuality, reproduction, general health, and quality of life.
  • Symptoms and signs of low testosterone occur as a result of low levels of testosterone and may benefit from treatment, regardless of whether there is an identified underlying origin.
  • Testosterone therapy for men with low testosterone is effective and evidence-based.
  • There is no established testosterone level that reliably distinguishes those men who will respond to treatment from those who will not.
  • There is no scientific basis for withholding testosterone therapy to older adult males.
  • Testosterone therapy does not increase the risk of prostate cancer.
  • Testosterone therapy does not increase the risks of heart attacks or heart disease.
  • Testosterone therapy has benefits for cardiometabolic disease, including diabetes
While there are risks associated with testosterone therapy, these are generally related to improper dosing; these risks include acne, blood clots, hair loss, and breast development. With decades of experience in administering appropriate testosterone therapy, we encounter these side effects in our patients infrequently.